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Volkswagen charges up new Passat GTE for the trip to Paris

Filed under: Hybrid , Sedan , Wagon , Europe , Paris Motor Show , Volkswagen , Electric We all know that the letters GT stand for Gran Turismo, but tacking on another letter can evoke a different meaning altogether. GTO for Ferraris (or Pontiacs ), GT-R for Nissan supercars, GTA for high-performance Alfa Romeos (or car-theft video games, or metropolitan Toronto)..

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Volkswagen charges up new Passat GTE for the trip to Paris

29
Sep
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VW introduces updated Vento sedan in India

Filed under: Budget , Sedan , Volkswagen , India Go just about anywhere in the world and you can pick up a new Golf , but beyond that, Volkswagen offers individual models catered to local markets. European buyers can drive off in the Up! , South Americans can get their hands on the Saveiro , Chinese customers have the new Lamando at their disposal, and in India, VW offers the Vento. Essentially a Polo with a longer wheelbase and a trunk, the Vento is a bare-bones economy sedan, and it’s just undergone a facelift

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VW introduces updated Vento sedan in India

26
Sep
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Porsche 911 Turbo and Nissan GT-R Nismo star in World’s Greatest Drag Race 4

Filed under: Motorsports , Coupe , Sedan , Performance , Videos , Hatchback , BMW , Chevrolet , Ford , Jaguar , Nissan , Porsche , Subaru , Volkswagen , Alfa Romeo , Racing We love Motor Trend ‘s annual World’s Greatest Drag Race video . Now back for its fourth appearance, the idea of lining some of the world’s fastest cars up for a ten-wide, straight-line, full-throttle run is, well..

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Porsche 911 Turbo and Nissan GT-R Nismo star in World’s Greatest Drag Race 4

26
Sep
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VW Phaeton to offer plug-in hybrid, diesel powertrains when it returns in a few years

Filed under: Hybrid , Sedan , Volkswagen , Rumormill , Diesel , Luxury Volkswagen of America honcho Michael Horn has already promised to bring the slow-selling but excellent Phaeton back to the United States in 2018 or 2019. Beyond the confirmation of the nameplate, though, there’s really very little in the way of concrete data on what the next generation of VW’s range-topping sedan will look like, be powered by or cost.

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VW Phaeton to offer plug-in hybrid, diesel powertrains when it returns in a few years

24
Sep
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Sales incentive growth clustered around brands with few CUVs, trucks [UPDATE]

Filed under: Honda , Kia , Toyota , Volkswagen , Earnings/Financials While it’s arguably been around the longest, the dominance of the four-door sedan has been under threat for many years.

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Sales incentive growth clustered around brands with few CUVs, trucks [UPDATE]

24
Sep
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VW reveals Outback-rivaling Golf Alltrack ahead of Paris

Filed under: Wagon , Europe , Paris Motor Show , Volkswagen , Diesel The Volkswagen Passat Alltrack is getting a baby brother at this year’s 2014 Paris Motor Show in the form of a new Golf Alltrack. Like its larger sibling, the little wagon is supposed to offer light-duty off-road driving ability combined with a more rugged look to show it off. To give the Golf Alltrack that soft-road ability, VW is outfitting the wagon with its latest 4Motion all-wheel drive system from Haldex

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VW reveals Outback-rivaling Golf Alltrack ahead of Paris

23
Sep
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Volkswagen offers Beetle Classic, priced from $20,195*

Filed under: Videos , Hatchback , Volkswagen , Design/Style The current Volkswagen Beetle already tries to be a fairly retro-looking ride by cribbing styling elements from the iconic original. However, for the new, limited-edition Classic model, VW is hopping into the time machine to grab even more vintage cues

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Volkswagen offers Beetle Classic, priced from $20,195*

23
Sep

Volkswagen unveils Tristar truck concept in Hannover

Filed under: Concept Cars , Truck , Paris Motor Show , Work , Volkswagen , Off-Road Pickups may not be the first type of vehicle you associate with Volkswagen , but the German automaker does make a handful – even if they aren’t available in the US. There’s the Amarok we recently drove in the UK and the new Saveiro recently revealed in Brazil. And at the International Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany, VW is presenting the pickup concept you see here

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Volkswagen unveils Tristar truck concept in Hannover

23
Sep
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Volkswagen updates Polo GTI in time for Paris

Filed under: Performance , Europe , Paris Motor Show , Hatchback , Volkswagen Volkswagen uses a number of performance badges on different models. Depending on the market, buyers can get a Jetta GLI , a Scirocco R , a diesel Golf GTD and of course the most iconic hot hatch of them all, the GTI

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Volkswagen updates Polo GTI in time for Paris

12
Sep
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Fuel cells will flop outside Japan, says VW

Filed under: Japan , Technology , Volkswagen , Electric “It may fly within Japan, but not globally,” VW’s Shoji said. It’s long been battered into our beleaguered auto writer brains that the ultimate future source of motivation for tomorrow’s cars and trucks is not gasoline, diesel, electricity, natural gas, propane or solar power – it’s the hydrogen fuel cell

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Fuel cells will flop outside Japan, says VW